Canadian Mining Journal


  • News

    NICKEL-COPPER: Rice Island results please Wolfden

    January 19, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MANITOBA – Wolfden Resources Corp. of Thunder Bay, ON, continues to drill its 100% owned Rice Island nickel-copper property in the Snow Lake Greenstone Belt, and the results are very promising. All 19 holes the company has drilled at the

  • News

    NICKEL: Sherritt takes $1.6B write-down at Ambatovy

    January 13, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MADAGASCAR – Toronto-based Sherritt International said on Jan. 13, 2016, that it is taking a $1.6 billion after tax impairment charge on its share of the Ambatovy nickel joint venture 80 km east of Antananarivo. Sherritt is the operator and

  • News

    EARTHQUAKE: 3.3 tremblor strikes near Creighton mine

    January 12, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – The city of Sudbury was shaken by a mild earthquake and aftershock on Sunday afternoon. The quake, with a magnitude of 3.3, was recorded at 5:37 pm followed by a 3.2 magnitude aftershock at 5:49, said the Ontario

  • News

    COPPER-NICKEL: Noront updates exploration at Eagle’s Nest

    January 4, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Toronto-based Noront Resources finished phase 1 of its exploration program at the Eagle’s Nest copper-nickel-platinum-palladium project in the Ring of Fire at the end of November. The company conducted UTEM 5 surveys on a number of IP anomalies

  • Feature

    R&D provides much needed boost in the east

    January 1, 2016 by Phil Saunders

    Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the foremost producers of iron and nickel in Canada, ranking second in production of both metals among Canadian jurisdictions in 2014. It also produces, or has significant resources of a wide range of other

  • News

    NICKEL-COPPER: Wolfden drilling at Rice Island returns 1.18%Ni and 0.69% Cu

    December 16, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MANITOBA – The Rice Island nickel-copper property 10 km southeast of Snow Lake has assayed well for Wolfden Resources Corp. of Thunder Bay, ON. Four holes were drilled in both a previously known zone and a new one. The new

  • News

    NICKEL: Royal Nickel completes Dumont bulk test, produces high grade nickel sulphide concentrate

    December 15, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Toronto’s Royal Nickel Corp. has completed a 300-tonne bulk sample test on ore from the Dumont nickel project 25 km west of Amos. The test created 2 tonnes of what Royal Nickel says is the highest grade nickel

  • News

    NICKEL & POTASH: Vale to close Thompson smelter, stalls Kronau project

    November 23, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MANITOBA and SASKATCHEWAN – Vale, the Brazilian miner that paid US$19 billion for Inco in 2007, has announced the closing of its nickel smelter and refinery in Thompson, MB, in 2018. Mining and mineral processing will continue, but concentrates will

  • NICKEL-IRON: First Point regains 100% of Decar project

    November 19, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – First Point Minerals Corp. of Vancouver has competed the transaction to regain 100% control of the Decar nickel-iron project 80 km north of Fort St James. First Point has paid US$4.75 million to repurchase the 60% of the

  • News

    NICKEL-COPPER: NAN offers long and strong drill results from Maniitsoq

    November 10, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    GREENLAND – Vancouver-based North American Nickel (NAN) has received the final assays from the 2015 diamond drilling program at its Maniitsoq nickel-copper-cobalt-PGM sulphide project. The best hole, at P-013, returned 0.94% Ni and 0.44% Cu over 11.95 metres and 0.57%

  • News

    Wolfden hunts for nickel in Manitoba

    November 9, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — When nickel giant Vale (NYSE: VALE) dropped its claims over the Rice Island nickel and copper project in the highly prolific Flin Flon-Snow Lake mining district of Manitoba in May, junior explorer Wolfden Resources (TSXV: WLF) was keen to step in and

  • NICKEL: Vale accused of toxic run-off

    October 26, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – has reported that on Oct. 8, 2015, the RCMP on behalf of Environment Canada exercised a search warrant at Vale’s Sudbury offices seeking information about an alleged leak of toxic nickel effluent from the smelter slag piles.